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Sweet Tea Cafe (1796 Mass Ave.) Banh mi


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Sweet Tea Cafe (1796 Mass Ave.) Banh mi

dillard | Feb 2, 2004 11:31 AM

I think Hamster started a thread on this earlier and asked for someone to post if they tried the banh mi there, and in the name of chowhoundery, I felt I had to help out when I walked by there yesterday. They had a selection of about 4 different versions (with the spread, the cold cuts, the tofu, and one other that I can't remember). I always love the tofu ones at the Mix Bakery in Chinatown (I think galleygirl recommended them way back when) which are $2 and are just amazing, so I thought I'd get this here to compare (although they are already a step behind at $3.50). I waited about 5 minutes for them bring it out. They had various teas and ice cream and noodles but I only wanted the sandwich.
It was slightly smaller than what I'm used to, but the taste was quite good. The cilantro was really fresh, the filling decent, the bread crusty and warm. I was really super hungry so that probably helped. Nonetheless, in the contest against Mix, Mix is better and cheaper, unquestionably. But in a pinch, this will certainly do.

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